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Annual meetings

GENECO arranges two annual meetings, a Winter and a Summer meeting, on selected topics where the you get the opportunity to interact with invited speakers, gain novel skills and learn more about career possibilities inside and outside Academia. We have been very fortunate and have been able to attract top-ranked international researchers within genomic ecology to these meetings.

The Summer Meetings are held at the end of the summer and they are 1.5-day events inclusive of an overnight stay.

The Winter Meetings are held in Lund at the beginning of February and they are single-day events.

Summer meeting 2021 – online

We have now set the dates for our GENECO summer meeting: Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August. The main talks will be held digitally on 26 August.


Thursday 26 August (on Zoom)

Welcome from GENECO
ProfessorEdze Westra, University of Exeter (UK) (external website). “Bacteria-phage warfare”
Short break
Professor Anna-Liisa Laine, University of Zürich (Switzerland) (external website). “Uncovering the determinants of pathogen diversity in nature”
Professor Alexandra Worden, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (USA) (external website). “Friends and Enemies in the Sea“
Short break
Dr Mattias Jakobsson, Uppsala University (external website). "Inferring the evolution of early humans from complete genome sequences"
Short break
Discussion session on work/life balance for the PhD students with the invited speakers
Closing remarks from GENECO

Friday 27 August (on Wonder)

Bioinformatics drop-in/ GENECO feedback session

Winter meeting 2021 – online

We arranged the winter meeting for Wednesday 10 February 2021. The theme of the Winter Meeting was “Implementing Ideas” and we had speakers from ESS and MAX IV who presented the possibilities available to us through these exciting research facilities, as well as research talks from an invited speaker (Associated Professor Bent Petersen from the Evolutionary Genomics group at Copenhagen University) and three of our fantastic GENECO PhD students.


General questions

Bengt Hansson

Telephone:+46 46 222 49 96
E-mail: Bengt [dot] Hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Questions regarding GENECO courses

Emily O'Connor

Telephone:+46 46 222 37 22
E-mail: Emily [dot] Oconnor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Olof Hellgren
Senior Lecturer

Telephone:+46 46 222 17 83
E-mail: Olof [dot] Hellgren [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Questions regarding administration, economy and other practical issues

Annika Hecktor
Project assistant
Department of Biology

Telephone:+46 46 222 92 12
E-mail: Annika [dot] Hecktor [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se